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Originally posted on Aotearoa: A Wider Perspective:
Fish, Corexit and Oil Two years after the BP, Halliburton, Goldman Sachs oil disaster in the Golf of Mexico horrible things are turning up in the fishermen’s nets. Eyeless shrimp, soft shell crabs…

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Seabed phosphate miner seeks more cash

Let’s hope the Hikoi puts investors off at least for a while! Chatham Rock Phosphate needs to raise another US$2million (NZ$2.4m) this year and US$12m more next year as it moves towards plans to mine undersea phosphate in a couple … Continue reading

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Billion dollar ironsands IPO in prospect

Developers of an offshore Taranaki ironsands mining project say it could be greenlighted within the next three years, and require infrastructure costing between $500 million and $1 billion. Such a large investment in what could prove to be New Zealand’s … Continue reading

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Discussion paper for the review of the Crown Mineral Act

We have until the 20th of April to put forth submissions with regards to the revision of the Crown Mineral act. We are currently working on our automated submission page to make your submission easier. Here is the discussion paper … Continue reading

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K.A.S.M. (Kiwi’s Against Seabed Mining)

In support of Kiwis against seabed mining a member of the surfers for cetaceans wrote the following: I write this letter on the Raglan West Bridge alongside two hundred other concerned coastal people… Led by Kiwi’s Against Seabed Mining (KASM) … Continue reading

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Billions in iron sand?

This article appeared in the Taranaki times in March 2011 but as this blog wasn’t active at the time I thought I’d post it now. $ 2300 billion worth of Iron sand to be harvested from our seabeds? Anyone want … Continue reading

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Gulf’s dolphins pay heavy price for Deepwater Horizon oil spill

New studies show impact of BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster on dolphins and other marine wildlife may be far worse than feared.  A new study of dolphins living close to the site of North America’s worst ever oil spill – the … Continue reading

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